I’m an author and have found it interesting when you talk to other authors and ask who inspired them to write. Sometimes you get family, others it was just a passion, but for me it’s more than family and writing being a passion. There are a few authors who inspired me to write, and I felt like sharing them in a blog post for today.
Shel Silverstein: I’m not much of a poem writer but I always loved the Shel Silverstein poem books when I was younger. Not really sure if he is an inspiration behind some of my poems but he is definitely worth mentioning as a favorite author.
Kathy Reich: By far she is my favorite author, and has been a big inspiration in not only my writing career but with following my career path to be a crime scene investigator.
James Patterson: I’ve read a few Patterson novels, but my favorite by far is the Maximum Ride series. It really got me thinking about writing and got me to pick my novel back up.
Gena Showalter: When I was working at Books A Million I picked up Alice and Zombieland. For me this was odd since I’m not a zombie novel fan, but am an Alice fan. I found out that I really loved the book even though it was zombie related, it kept me on my toes. From this I was inspired to create my own zombie world, and even though it has never made it way to being written it is still there and will one day be written.